With lockdown descending on the UK once more, many will be looking to other forms of entertainment to get their fireworks fix tonight (November 5th).

Bearing that in mind, we've delved into the archives to check out some of the best films with incredible firework scenes that amaze us each and every time we see them!

Here are our favourites...

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The first instalment of this magical franchise has the most beautiful fireworks display you may ever see.

When Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) celebrates his “one hundred and eleventh” birthday – his festivities involve the likes of drink, plentiful food and the antics of Merry and Pippin (Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd), two young Hobbits who share a love for causing chaos.

While Bilbo’s firework show is in full swing and the beautiful explosions light up the sky of Hobbiton, Merry and Pippin decide to poke around find one of Gandalf’s (Ian McKellen) fireworks.

The firework in question sparks up a massive dragon who sweeps the sky and terrifies all the hobbits below except one, Mr Bilbo Baggins.

Bilbo lacks surprise when the gigantic firework dragon flies across the sky and barrels into a beautiful explosion of colour and celebration, leaving many of the pint-sized guests in confusion and awe.

This scene is brilliant on any day of the year, but for Bonfire night it’s a perfect accompaniment to a relaxing evening in The Shire watching the fireworks.

V for Vendetta

If this film doesn’t scream bonfire night, we’re not sure what does.

V for Vendetta starring Hugo Weaving as V and Natalie Portman as Evey, follows her journey as she meets an odd man who plans to take down the British government by blowing up parliament.

The end of the film is, of course, the big finale as V accomplishes his plan even after his death, with the help of Evey. His body is placed in a train along with explosives and fireworks.

The grandeur of these scene is fantastic, as V’s death sparks not only the blowing up of parliament, but a spectacular array of colourful fireworks in the midst of a musical score that sets the scene up for success.

People gather in the street in masks matching the one V himself wore, and look up in marvel at the explosions caused by one man’s plan to succeed.

Final Destination 3

This film may not scream bonfire night, but you may change your mind once you know of the firework scene gone wrong.

While a group of teens are watching their high school firework display, as you may have guessed if you’ve seen any Final Destination film before, something is about to go wrong.

As people tend to do, two teenage boys decide to light firecrackers next to a horse and as you can imagine, this spooks the horse and as it runs around in fear it sets of events that lead to horrific events.

The star moment of this scene, however, is when one student stands directly in front of some fireworks facing the ground rather than up, as it adds something different to a traditional (aside from everything that goes wrong) firework display.

Watching the display of fire and colour that occurs behind him is an exciting way to spend your bonfire night.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

This film series is nothing short of visual brilliance, and this scene is no exception.

Indoor fireworks may seem a bad idea in you muggle house, but at Hogwarts anything is possible.

During an exam students are taking, everyone suddenly stops as they can all hear a noise coming from outside the great hall.

Once Professor Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) opens the doors to the hall, in come Fred and George Weasley (James A Eric and Oliver M.J Phelps) on their brooms, once again with the intention to cause chaos.

The fireworks are beautiful and better than that, they are absolutely tiny. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends stand right next to the tiny explosions, confused as you’d expect, but in wonder at their exam cut short and the continuous antics of the Weasley twins.

Yet another firework dragon on this list, as at the end of the display a dragon appears out of the bright orange and red flames of the other fireworks, which provides both a phenomenal bonfire night display and does everyone a favour by chasing out Professor Umbridge (no one really liked her, did they?).


Mulan is a fan-favourite and has been for many years, but did you stop to admire the fireworks?

While a short scene, it is still one of majesty and grace.

The film is excellent in its own right, but with the combination of victorious music, the stuns Mulan pulls off on the way, and the large burst of fireworks which complement the success of our hero, what could be better?

The animation of this scene is as the whole film is, fantastic. But there is something about the wonderful music and the satisfaction of her rope-sliding away while everyone else celebrates her triumph that makes the fireworks a lovely accompaniment to your bonfire night.

The Great Gatsby

What could be more perfect on this list than the famous firework scene from The Great Gatsby, sparking that viral GIF of Leonardo and his little martini?

This whole scene is nothing short of a superb celebration, with rich folks singing, dancing, and simply enjoying the good life.

While gold, silver, black and grey surround the room and flow out into a stunning night sky, this firework display should more than satisfy your need for a show.

The ambiance of the party Mr Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) is throwing is nothing short of majestic, with bright blue lights against an almost solid background creates a sense of power when Gatsby faces the camera and holds up his drink – a phenomenal looking scene.

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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